Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rachel's Legal!

3rd times the charm apparently.  Rachel earned her Drivers License the first week of June.  She was so excited.  That wore off a bit when she realized she now gets to pay for insurance, gas, etc.  But, she's a happy girl.  And, Mom is happy not to be driving Rachel everywhere, and to have someone to run errands for her.




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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Our Cruise to Alaska

Rachel and Mom, along with Grandma Jackie, had a great time on our cruise to Alaska.  We were escorting a group of 55 people and loved making new friends and seeing the beauty of Alaska.

On our way to Seattle


Rachel gets goofy late at night - we had a late flight!


Day 1:  8am - fire alarm goes off - yep this was real!
We grabbed what we could and headed towards the exit. 


We love firemen!


Firemen at our hotel


Resetting the elevators!


Rachel and cousin Leona


Gum Wall - Seattle


Rachel at the Gum Wall - donating!


Rachel in Seattle


Rachel in front of the first ever Starbucks - Seattle


Rachel and Uncle Adam - trying on hats


Rachel - getting on board our ship

Our ship, Holland Oosterdam


Rachel showing off our room


Rachel on the balcony


Mom and Rachel


On our balcony as we sail away from Seattle


Sailing out of Seattle


Rachel - Club Hal - Dancing


Rachel - Juneau


Rachel - Juneau


Rachel - after eating at the Red Dog Saloon - these are the saloon doormen


Friends Rachel made onboard


Brittany - Rachel's new friend (also from Phoenix area)


Club Hal - counselor Kate


Elton John impersonator


Lumberjacks - Log Rolling


Eagles were everywhere - beautiful.


Endicott Glacier

Tracy Arm Fjord

Tender Boats

Sailing towards Endicott Glacier


On the tender boat into Sitka


Sitka, Alaska - Canoe


Sitka - Rachel and Grandma


Sitka, Alaska - St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church/Father


Our ship behind Rachel


Rachel holding the lighthouse


Rachel and Grandma


Rachel - Pina Colada on our balcony


Watching for whales from our balcony


Lumberjacks in Ketchikan


Rachel and her lumberjacks


Waterfall in the Fjord

 

Our waiter with Baked Alaska


Space Needle


After our cruise, we met Paula and the kids in Seattle, went to the Aquarium and then Red Robin


Cordale was really enjoying this root beer float